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MDKSA-2001:069: openldap

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the openldap package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:069 (openldap).

CERT released an advisory that details a number of vulnerabilities as found in a
variety of different LDAP implementations. The results of these tests showed one
vulnerability in OpenLDAP with slapd not handling packets with certain invalid
fields. A malicious attacker could craft such invalid packets, resulting in a
denial of service attack on the affected server.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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